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Braking News - Sept 2016

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Seven Bikes Ready for Rio Challenge

The Irish Paracycling Team are ready for Rio. The ten rider and seven bike team are finalising their preparation ahead of the Paralympic Games, which kicks off on Wednesday 7th September. The first cycling events take place on the track, and after that all the riders will be competing on the road from the 14th - 17th September. RTÉ will have a live feed from the Paralympic Games, and will feature an hour of updates and interviews every night. Regular updates can also be found HERE

Check out the schedule and rider details for the Rio Games HERE.

In case you missed it watch THIS INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO of the squad training, taken thanks to An Post who are the Official Partner of the Irish Paracycling Squad.

Wondering what the difference between C1 and H5 are in Paracycling terms? Check out our explanation of the classification and events HERE

At the London Games Ireland came home with five medals. In the MH1 Mark Rohan became the double Paralympic Champion in both the Time Trial and the Road Race. Ireland's tandems also had success in the Time Trials with the female tandem of Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan, and the male tandem of James Brown and Damien Shaw winning Bronze. Catherine and Fran also won a silver medal in the Individual Pursuit. Interestingly this formidable pairing will be competing in the Paralympic Games again in Rio, this time in triathlon, a sport which features for the first time!

Women in Sport Initiative

We are excited to announce that we have funding available through "Women in Sport" for clubs or groups to run Bike for Life courses.

Find out more about how you can avail of this funding HERE

Win a Frog Bike Competition

We are very excited to bring this competition to you! If you want to win a special edition Team Sky Frog Bike, signed by none other than Nicolas Roche, then READ ON HERE

Suitable for young riders with an inside leg measurement of 67cm.

Top Performances from Irish Riders at the Olympics

In the aftermath of what was an Olympic Games full of drama, the top performances of the Irish riders may have gone under the radar of some. For the Games we had 3 riders competing across the road and track. Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche performing superbly in a tough road race, finishing in 13th and 29th position in a race abandoned by many. Shannon McCurley impressed in the Women's Keirin event becoming the first Irish female to compete at the Olympic Games, and only the seventh Irish track Olympian.

On the track cycling front Ireland's bid for a Velodrome is well underway, with the current status for the facility being pre-tender. Planning permission has been granted, and we are awaiting word on funding for the project.

Countdown on for Great Dublin Bike Ride

If you haven't booked your place on the Great Dublin Bike Ride, which takes place on the 11th September, during the European Week of Sport, get booking now!

There are less than 300 places left on the event that was voted Cycling Ireland leisure event of the year in 2015.

Win a weekend for two in kenmare

The roads in Kenmare offer some of the best scenery in Ireland.

Thanks to Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort we have two nights in one of their luxury lodges for one of our Cycling Ireland members.


Enduro Mountain Bike Break with Neenan Travel

Enduro cycling is one of the fastest types of cycling in Ireland, thanks in many ways to the popularity of the Emerald Enduro and the many events nationwide. Neenan Travel have put together a very attractive package for a Mountain Bike break in Spain from the 22-26 October. Places are limited so READ MORE ABOUT IT HERE or else go straight to BOOK NOW.

An Post Rás na mBan

Ireland's premier stage race for women, An Post Rás na mBan, takes place in Kilkenny from the 7-11 September, with top international teams testing themselves against the best Irish riders.


Race Around Ireland

Race Around Ireland is an ultra marathon cycling event around Ireland. It started on the 28th August and riders have 132 hours to complete the 2,150km race. Hardcore cycling!


Robin Seymour Wins XCO Masters World Champs

Three time Olympian (Sydney, Athens and Beijing) Robin Seymour took gold on Wednesday in the XCO Masters 45-49 Category at the 2016 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championship in Val Di Sole-Trentino, Italy.



The Irish Heart Foundation Tour of the Midlands with Sean Kelly will take place on Sunday the 2nd of October 2016. This event incorporates two major cycles of 120km “Slieve Bloom Challenge” and the 80km “Kelly Cut Challenge”. All proceeds goes towards the fight against heart disease and stroke.

Garmin Link 120km HERE

Garmin Link HERE

Early bird Entry - €35 - July/August
Regular Entry - €40 – September


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